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First Field Test for Snow and Ice Removal

WTI crews completed the first Field Operational Test for the Caltrans Establishing Best Practices of Snow and Ice Removal research project. Chemicals were applied late in the afternoon with cold air and pavement temperatures. Snow was applied and compacted overnight using the Transcend snowmaking system and a smooth drum compactor. Test sections were evaluated early the next morning by plowing, photographing and measuring friction on the test sections.